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New View of Nature’s Oldest Light Adds Fresh Twist to Debate Over Universe’s Age

New View of Nature’s Oldest Light Adds Fresh Twist to Debate Over Universe’s Age

Observations by the Atacama Cosmology Telescope suggest that the universe is 13.8 billion years old.   July 15, 2020 – From a mountain high in Chile’s Atacama Desert, astronomers with the National Science Foundation’s Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) – including researchers with the Dunlap Institute for…

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CHIME Wins Prestigious Governor General’s Innovation Award

CHIME Wins Prestigious Governor General’s Innovation Award

  July 15, 2020 – The team behind the Canadian-based radio telescope CHIME (the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment) has been awarded the fifth annual Governor General’s Innovation Award. Announced Tuesday by the Rideau Hall Foundation, these awards recognize and celebrate exceptional Canadian individuals, teams, and organizations who…

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Astronomers Discover a Mysterious Cosmic Clock

Astronomers Discover a Mysterious Cosmic Clock

Blasts of radiation detected every 16 days, which could help explain mysterious bursts of energy from space. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (June 17, 2020) – A Canadian-led team of astronomers, including researchers from the University of Toronto and the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics, has discovered that…

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Dr. Allison Man Chosen for Homeward Bound Program 

Dr. Allison Man Chosen for Homeward Bound Program 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (March 2, 2020) – Dr. Allison Man, a Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto, has been chosen as one of three Canada-based participants for the fifth cohort of the Homeward Bound program. Homeward Bound is a global 12-month leadership initiative for women with a…

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Dr. Renée Hložek wins 2020 Sloan Research Fellowship

Dr. Renée Hložek wins 2020 Sloan Research Fellowship

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  (February 12, 2019) – Dr. Renée Hložek has been awarded the 2020 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in Physics for her contribution to our understanding of the nature, structure, and evolution of the Universe and its initial conditions. Hložek, an Assistant Professor…

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Dr. Maria Drout Wins 2019 Polanyi Prize

Dr. Maria Drout Wins 2019 Polanyi Prize

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  (February 4, 2019) – Dr. Maria Drout has been awarded the 2019 Polanyi Prize in Physics for her contribution to our understanding of the evolution, influence, and ultimate fate of massive stars. Drout, an Associate at the Dunlap Institute and Assistant Professor…

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Application Deadline Extended for 2020 Dunlap Institute Summer School

Application Deadline Extended for 2020 Dunlap Institute Summer School

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (January 21) – The Dunlap Institute has extended the application deadline for the 2020 Dunlap Institute Summer School. The new deadline is Friday, January 31. Full information can be found here. The Dunlap Institute Summer School is an introduction to astronomical instrumentation…

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Dr. Jo Bovy Wins 2019 Warner Prize

Dr. Jo Bovy Wins 2019 Warner Prize

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  (January 8, 2020) – Dr. Jo Bovy has been awarded the 2019 Helen B. Warner Prize for his contribution to our understanding of the structure and dynamics of the Milky Way. Bovy, an Associate at the Dunlap Institute and Assistant Professor…

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CHIME collaboration helps track down a fast radio burst to a nearby galaxy

CHIME collaboration helps track down a fast radio burst to a nearby galaxy

Working with members of Canada’s CHIME Fast Radio Burst collaboration, including members at the Dunlap Institute and the University of Toronto, Astronomers in Europe have pinpointed the location of a repeating fast radio burst (FRB) first detected by the CHIME telescope in British Columbia in…

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Dr. Renée Hložek named a CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar

Dr. Renée Hložek named a CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Toronto (September 5, 2019) – Dr. Renee Hložek, Assistant Professor of Astrophysics at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, has been named a 2019-2021 CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar. The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program is a professional skills development program. It supports…

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